We did it! We have reached our goal! Or should we say YOU did it? Let’s get ready to rodeo! Stay tuned if we get a variance for fans.
Cattlemen’s Days 2020 announces that we have been given a variance from Gunnison County to hold our annual PRCA rodeo, 3 nights over Labor Day Weekend, 2020. We are the oldest continuous rodeo and the 4th oldest professional rodeo in the nation. The Cattlemen’s Days celebration persevered during World War 1, the 1918 Pandemic, World War 2, and the Great Depression. We are committed to making this 120-year-old Gunnison, Colorado tradition continue in 2020.
With the variance in hand, Cattlemen’s Days 2020 is being planned for Sept. 3-5, but we need help to put this thing on over Labor Day weekend. This is our 120th consecutive year, and we are the oldest continuous rodeo and fourth-oldest Pro Rodeo in the country.
While it is currently fan-less, will be submitting a variance request to allow limited fan attendance. In the event that this is successful, tickets will be distributed in a lottery-style format. For every $150 in sponsorship money, you will be given one entry into the Gunnison Cattlemen’s Days ticket lottery. If you are successful in being picked, you will receive two tickets to the rodeo (no one wants to go alone). Many, or most of you may wish to donate much more without the intention of winning a ticket, should they be allowed. Those sponsorships are so very appreciated.
Based on the information we have received via social media and through members of the rodeo community, people are ready and willing to help the professional rodeo athletes support their families and their attempts to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
All funds raised from this GoFundMe campaign will be used for the 2020 Rodeo to support the professional rodeo athletes. No funds will be retained by Cattlemen’s Days.
We have a long-standing tradition of being a top quality rodeo including being named Mountain States Circuit Medium Sized Rodeo of the Year for 2019.
Our stock contractor is 11-time PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year, Stace Smith Pro Rodeo. NFR Announcer Andy Stewart will be returning for the 2020 rodeo. Our contract personnel are a virtual Who’s Who of Rodeo including Music Director of the Year nominee, Randy “Stretch” Mayer, NFR Pick-up Man, Shaun “Too Tall” Calhoun, NFR Pick-up Man, Jason Bottoms, and PRCA Secretary of the Year Linda Alsbaugh, who is also a Gunnison native.
Advertising sponsorships are available as well. Please contact Cattlemen’s Days directly if you’d like to pursue that route. This will be fabulous advertising for our valley. The Cowboy Channel has offered a ticker to run at the bottom of their screen to advertise our sponsors. This will be great exposure to the Gunnison Valley. Donations can also be made by check to Cattlemen’s Days 2020, PO Box 1203, Gunnison, CO 81230 but must be received by August 10th.
Thank you in advance for helping us make this important event a reality for 2020,
The Gunnison Cattlemen’s Days 2020 Committee